February 24, 2015: Prayer to Embrace This Day

Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. I will never again be exactly as I am today; Help me to become more like You. My normal routine isn’t written in stone; Help me to be open to Your inspiration. Sometimes I wax nostaglic; Help me to embrace this day, too. Other times I struggle just to make it through; Help me to welcome Your Spirit of hope. Each day involves choices, big and small; Help me to be a sign of Your love. Amen.

February 23, 2015: In Thanks for Friends

Lord Jesus, friendship is Your gift. For the ways my friends and I have drawn together, I give You thanks and praise. Amen.

February 22, 2015: Prayer for Lenten Blessing

Lord, my Savior, During this holy season of Lent, I pray in gratitude That You lived and died to bring Salvation through Your love and mercy. Vulnerable as in the desert, I pray to have the strength To overcome temptation– To thirst for holiness, though I am weak. Renewed in Baptismal commitment, I pray that the faith I share Will be a hope-filled blessing For others searching and in need. Amen.

February 21, 2015: At Every Turn

Lord Jesus, I pray that my life’s journey will lead me ever closer to you. At every turn my life takes, may love for You remain safe within my heart. Amen.

February 20, 2015: To Live for God’s Glory

Lord Jesus, Healing with Your words and touch, Always attentive to others’ needs And compassionate to all who seek You, Please heal me from selfishness. Lord Jesus, Who prayed to Your heavenly Father, Confident that He would hear With love and not abandonment, Please help me to listen when I pray. Lord Jesus, Teaching as no one else has done, Challenging those who would follow You To seek the truth and freedom from sin, Please teach and guide me in Your ways. Amen.

February 19, 2015: Prayer for Victims

Lord Jesus, As we look around us, There is often tragedy. May victims find hope in those Who respond compassionately. Amen.

February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday Prayer

Lord Jesus, Guide me as I begin the Lenten journey anew— A journey toward repentance that You desire More than sackcloth or ashes. Though cleansed in Baptism through the Holy Spirit, I seek forgiveness for the times I have failed, Reminded of my sin by the smudge of ashes. To You, O Lord, I long to return with my whole heart, Offering myself and every sacrifice I make, Leaving love, not ashes, upon the altar. Amen.

February 17, 2015: Prayer of Hope

When the attractions of this world Take too much of my attention, May I look heavenward in prayer. With suffering visible around me And at times within my very self, May I find hope renewed. Amen.

February 16, 2015: Opening Doors of Faith

Lord Jesus, You came as loving Savior, Taking upon Yourself the burden of my failing. I give You thanks that You remain always To hold open the door of faith. With the Heavenly Father, all things are possible, Though at times I struggle with doubt. I give You thanks for forgiveness and hope renewed At the threshold of the door of faith. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, you were sent By the Father who desires that none be lost. I give You thanks that, even unbidden, You enter my heart through the door of faith. Lord, You have shown me the way Leading to eternal life with You. I give You thanks, for in prayer at any hour, You answer every knock on the door of faith. Amen.

February 15, 2015: Prayer Amidst Challenge

Lord Jesus, You made me and accept me, Yet challenge me today To grow in faith and share my beliefs As a follower of Your way. Amen.

February 14, 2015: To Share Eternal Life

Heavenly Father, In love shared, given and received, Every person beloved becomes part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of rejoicing in Your love eternally. Amen.

February 13, 2015: To Notice My Blessings

Today, I ask for grace, In everything I do, To take notice of my blessings And be filled with gratitude.

February 12, 2015: Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus, in places of violence and strife, may Your peace instead of weaponry pierce people’s hearts.

February 11, 2015: Marian Prayer for the Sick

Blessed Virgin, In your gentle holiness, Please join in my prayer For those who are sick. Holy Mary, I come to you, In your closeness to Jesus, Who can heal with just a word. When healing of body or mind is not to be, Please help those who suffer To bear the pain and distress Through hope of redemption and eternal life. Blessed Virgin Mary, you became The Mother of our Lord, And your heart was surely rent To see Him suffer on the cross. For those who are painfully afflicted, Especially when their faith is sorely tested, Please bring comfort, For you are our loving Mother, too. Amen.

February 10, 2015: Serving the Lord

Loving Father, Sometimes we are baffled because Your works and ways are so far above ours. Please help us to set the bar high, doing good works and serving in ways pleasing to You.

February 9, 2015: A Disciple’s Prayer

To seek the Kingdom of heaven, When I don’t know how, Lord, help me to see the heavenly glory Around me, here and now. To be a faithful follower, When I feel far, far behind, Lord, please grant me the grace to listen To Your Word with open mind. To notice people as You did, When I would rather pass them by, Lord, increase in me the generosity To put my own desires aside. To be a sign of Your love, For I have Your love to give, Lord, may I reconcile with others readily, Following Your example of how to live. Amen.

February 8, 2015: Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, Who comes in wind or whisper, I need not fear Or be distressed. In You I find comfort, Inspiration, and hope. To You I devote All I do in kindness and faith. Amen.

February 7, 2015: Evening Prayer

Loving God, as the sun sets in glorious hues, may I join all creation in giving glory to Your name. As the stars appear, I give You thanks for guiding me in times of darkness on a journey of faith. As the moon reflects light, I ask for Your grace to live in a way that reflects Your love. Amen.

February 6, 2015: Prayer When Things Seem Unfair

Lord Jesus, How often we ask why: When illness or other adversity strikes–“Why me?” In the rubble of natural disaster–“Why here?” When the answer to prayer isn’t what we had in mind–“Why not?” Loving Savior, Help me to regard whatever comes my way this day As opportunity: To give thanks for blessings undeserved; In offering forgiveness, to be undeterred; To look for ways to turn things around; In prayer, to be faithful that You won’t let me down. To remain hopeful in You, who know my every need; In a tumultuous world, to be a source of peace. Amen.

February 5, 2015: Prayer for the Unsure

Lord, For all who face uncertainty, May faith remain constant and sure; Where there is discouragement, Please lighten the burden through hope.

February 4, 2015: Seeking the Lord

Lord Jesus, You came to share in our humanity. May I respond to the people around me with the love that You have given me to share. You came in humility. May I seek You in every place and circumstance. Amen.

February 3, 2015: To Be Forgiving

Lord Jesus, You sent the Apostles to go forth. Please help me to be a good disciple, Forgiving and inviting others to share my faith.

February 2, 2015: Prayer for Vocations

Lord Jesus, You called Your disciples to follow You. For all who seek to discover their vocations, I offer my prayer that they will go where You lead. May ordained priests and deacons be a sign of Your sacramental presence among us. May religious sisters and brothers live joyfully their vows while pursuing the charisms entrusted to them. May families reflect the love of the Holy Family and support all vocations in the community of faith. May single laypeople dedicate themselves to serving others in ways pleasing to You. All these things I ask, Lord, in Your holy name. Amen.

February 1, 2015: Prayer for God’s Blessing

God, our Father, Your Word is creative, Sustaining what You have made. May Holy Scripture bring me new hope In the blessings which I await. Lord Jesus, Remembering Your love, In Your care, I have been blessed. I am one in the communion of faith Blessed by Your Word and Eucharist. Holy Spirit, Come in wind or whisper, Giving me comfort and grace. Constant companion on my life’s journey, Be my help in struggles I face. Father, Son, and Spirit, You invite all to come With our gifts and heartfelt prayers, As child, brother, sister, or friend, Sheltered within Your constant care. Amen.

January 31, 2015: Offering Joyful Praise

Lord Jesus To You I offer joyful praise, For You are ever near me Throughout my life, in all my days, Knowing my every hope and need. Amen.

January 30, 2015: Turning to You, Lord

Lord Jesus, Whoever seeks You Will not be turned away. Longing for Your gentleness, I turn to You today. You lived among us, Healing through touch or word. Grant me faith that when I ask My prayer will be heard. Burdens unsurpassed And suffering You bore. When my cross weighs heavily, Please help me all the more. Amen.

January 29, 2015: To Be a Faithful

Lord Jesus, How wonderful to contemplate All that it means to be Baptized into Your holy Church As a member of Your body. Though I know I am unworthy As a temple of Your Spirit, May my heart be open To Your guidance and faith to hear it. You are the head of the Body, And yet I am a part; Help me accept the grace I need, To bring Your hope to others’ hearts. If a body were only eyes How could it walk or hear? Help me to serve as You intend, So that through me Your love appears. Amen.

January 28, 2015: Prayer for Hope

Lord, You came to share life with us here, The Father’s compassion made known; May hope in You dispel all my fears, In me, the light of Your love be shown.

January 27, 2015: Prayer of Thanks

Heavenly Father, Creator of all life, I offer you thanks For every gift and grace. To do Your will, You give me all I need; To You I devote My heart, my soul, my being.

January 26, 2015: Prayer to Stay with the Lord

Lord Jesus, You are with me always; May I never ignore Your love. You are here to guide me through Your Holy Spirit; Please come and get me if I walk away. You are in the people I meet in passing; May I notice those in need. You know me inside and out; I give You thanks that You love me anyway. You are with me in times of turmoil; May I find peace in the certainty of Your care. You understand the pain of loss; Please increase my faith when I feel alone. You are available to encourage me; May I listen to You in prayer. You recognize what keeps me going and what holds me back; To You I offer all that I hope to be. Amen.